Poetic License, Rarity #6 Bell Pepper Gin. 70cl [I7]
Big smokiness from chillies is first on the nose, followed by sweetness from juniper and yellow and green peppers. On drinking, it has a velvety smooth mouthfeel with gentle heat at the back of the palate. Then the tingling starts; the longer you leave it the more tingly it gets. Smoky chillies then heat arrive, starting at the front moving to the back of the palate. The heat dissipates leaving lingering warmth, flavours of fruity peppers and a very subtle smokiness from earthy chillies.
This gin will blow your socks off with flavour, but not with heat. It is milder than you may expect from such potent chillies, which measure over 1 million on the Scoville scale; we chose naga as these are the most flavourful of the chilli family. This gin is less than 1000 on the Scoville scale to preserve a balance of flavour with just a bit of warmth.